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HIV Hurricane Relief Effort
In response to the destruction from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria occurring across Southern states and U.S. territories in 2017, AIDS United was moved to act and help address the growing needs of agencies serving the HIV community.

AIDS United has made funds available through this request for applications (RFA) to assist in meeting the immediate, urgent, and ongoing needs of HIV organizations serving people living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS in these regions. The intent of the funding is to ensure HIV-related agencies impacted by these storms are able to provide care and support services to the HIV community in their areas.

The effort was started through AIDS United's rapid response structure, in partnership with NMAC, and established through the Southern HIV Impact Fund, a collaborative effort coordinated by Funders Concerned About AIDS, and established with generous support from Gilead Sciences, Ford Foundation, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, and ViiV Healthcare. Funders supporting the HIV Hurricane Relief Effort also include the H. van Ameringen Fund, the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Howard Brown Health Center, and individual donors.

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The main priorities for funding are to support the following activities:
  • Organizational recovery – These grants support rebuilding and reconstruction of organizations serving the HIV community.
  • Client recovery – These grants fund the provision of basic needs and support services for people living with HIV and those most affected by HIV.
  • Organizational preparedness – These grants cover expenses including, but not limited to, solar power, generators, hurricane-proof windows, new roofs, or computer back-up systems.
  • Client preparedness – These grants cover client-centered expenses including, but not limited to, preparedness kits and preparedness plans crafted in consultation with case management staff.

 Eligibility
  • Requests for funding will only be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed from agencies serving people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS who reside in or have been displaced from the affected regions.
  • Agencies must have 501(c)(3) status, or have a qualified fiscal sponsor.
  • Applicants (or their fiscal sponsor) must have the capacity to receive award funds electronically or via FedEx.

Use of Funds
  • The maximum amount for awards is $25,000. Special consideration for larger funding requests may be given based on need.
  • Applicants must be able to spend the grant funds within three months or indicate how long is needed to expend grant funds.
  • Grant funds may be used for the purchase of medication, but that will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • Grant funds may not be used for replacement of lost revenue.

How to Apply and Application Forms
Applicants must complete the one-page application outlining their funding request and provide the organization’s (or fiscal sponsor’s) 501(c)(3) determination letter and completed W-9.

Submit your application via email to HurricaneRelief@aidsunited.org, through the online form in English or Spanish, or by fax at (202) 408-1818 to the attention of Hurricane Relief Effort. Applications are due August 17, 2018 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Application Forms
Eligibility requirements and instructions - English or Spanish
Application (word file) - English  or Spanish
Application (online form) - English or Spanish

Questions?
For any additional questions regarding this RFA, or if assistance is needed to complete your application form, please email HurricaneRelief@aidsunited.org or call 202-876-2851.

Related webinar: Using Online Tools to Coordinate HIV Services after a Natural Disaster
Watch the recording here.

Spanish Application and Instructions
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Haga clic aquí para conocer los requisitos de elegibilidad e instrucciones en español. Haga clic aquí para descargar la aplicación en español. Para cualquier pregunta adicional con respecto a este RFA, o si se necesita ayuda para completar su aplicación, envíe un correo electrónico a HurricaneRelief@aidsunited.org o llame a Paola Barahona al 202-876-2819.











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